Breaking News The Harlem Globetrotters did it again -- hitting an insane trick shot from a FLYING AIRPLANE!!! Globetrotters star Bull Bullard strapped into a yellow monoplane in Wildwood, New Jersey (where the guys are playing 4 games next week) and took aim at the basket while flying 70 miles per hour. He shot. He scored. Insane!!! There's video from all angles -- it's pretty amazing stuff. "There’s no better way to arrive to Wildwood than with a trick shot from an airplane," Bullard said ... "I can’t wait to meet up with my teammates next week and put on a great show for the fans!" The Globetrotters have hit crazy trick shots from all over the world -- from the top of Madison Square Garden to a rollercoaster in Georgia ... even Alcatraz. But, the flying trick shot from a plane might be the most impressive ... … [Read more...] about Harlem Globetrotters Hit Trick Shot From Airplane!!!
If you’re trying to buy a rear-engined, aerodynamic, aluminum-bodied car for new Camry money, you don’t really have many options. That’s why this ad should be such a godsend to the significant portion of our readership finding themselves in this situation: it’s a rear-engined, aerodynamic, aluminum, and absolutely unique car, all for $25,000. It’s also a Beetle chassis with an airplane stuck on top of it. We’ve seen a number of other airplanes-turned-into-cars here, and I don’t care who knows it, I think I love them all. There’s something about the strange, sleek snugness of small aircraft that just make for great car bodies. This particular one is from a 1959 Cessna 172, and it’s on what appears to be a fairly cut-down (as in floorboards removed, leaving the main backbone) 1968 Beetle chassis. Inside, we have seating for four on two-tone, low-back VW seats, and the whole original, gauge-laden instrument cluster has been retained in … [Read more...] about This Volkswagen-Based Land-Airplane Is an Adorable and Ridiculous Use of Your Money
By Andrea Leinfelder Published 1:14 pm CDT, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Photo: Tom Hussey Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA has created the 2Hot2Cold app to allow crew members and passengers to report extreme temperatures. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA has created the 2Hot2Cold app to allow crew members and passengers to report extreme temperatures. Photo: Tom Hussey Flight attendants unveil app to report excessive heat, cold on airplanes 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Fliers too often find themselves sweating on the tarmac and shivering in the air. Commercial planes aren't known for having the best climate control, but a group of flight attendants is seeking to change that. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA has created the 2Hot2Cold … [Read more...] about Flight attendants unveil app to report excessive heat, cold on airplanes
I’ve seen normally friendly and warm Jalopnik writers come to clumsy, ineffective blows over the concept of car engine location. I came this close to poisoning another writer’s coffee after I heard them say something disparaging about rear engines, for example. It seems that the world of airplanes has some similar issues! There’s two major places airliners place their engines, and this video is one of the best explainers of why. The two most common places for airliners to mount jet engines are under the wings or at the rear of the aircraft. I’m sure anyone who’s been to an airport has noticed this. The tradeoffs for each location are pretty fascinating, and, while this video by Mentour Pilot is pretty long, it’s very informative. Here, watch: In case you’re seconds away from buying your first airliner and don’t have time to watch the video, here’s a quick pro/con breakdown of the two types: Wing Mount Pro: Much easier engine access … [Read more...] about Here’s Why Airplanes Have Engines On The Wings Or On The Tail
In the mid 1950s, airplanes evolved into large jetliners and airports had to find more powerful vehicles to tow them around. In the Soviet Union, one solution was to build a large two-driver sedan-bodied tow car with the engine out of a tank, and it was probably the biggest sedan in the world. Reliable sourcing for this behemoth of a sedan called the MAZ-451 is few and far between, but there’s some consistent information out there that gives us a good idea of what this thing was. It was engineered as a replacement for the large MAZ-535 tractors which were initially designed for towing military equipment and weapons like missiles, and not necessarily the perfect design for maneuvering a large aircraft around the airport tarmac. Before that airports just used conventional trucks. The MAZ-541 was built by the Minsk Automobile Plant (where the MAZ designation initials comes from), and only three were produced with the first coming off the line in 1956. Some articles indicate there … [Read more...] about This Soviet Airplane Tow Car Was Probably The Biggest Sedan In The World